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Dr. Triesta Fowler, former Director of Communication and Outreach for the NICHD Office of Education, continues her work in the NIH Intramural Program as a Scientific Diversity Officer at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. We sincerely thank Dr. Fowler for her leadership and heavy involvement in creating valuable additions to the NICHD DIR program, including:

  • The NICHD Office of the Scientific Director News Bulletin, a monthly publication that ensures important information is circulated to all NICHD Division of Intramural Research staff and scientists
  • A new article series in The NICHD Connection titled “Deconstructing Bias,” which provides tools and resources to help you become aware and educate yourself on the issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • The NICHD-wide diversity initiative known as STRIVE (Strategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity)
  • The NICHD-Howard University partnership program, which links NICHD principal investigators with honors biology undergraduate and medical students
  • The guest lecturer series for the Howard University OB/GYN residency program
  • A career planning and professional development seminar series for Howard University undergraduates interested in MD, MD-PhD, and PhD paths
  • Several new seminars and workshops focused on the academic and professional development of NICHD trainees

To learn more about Dr. Fowler’s background and career journey, check out her story on NICHD’s #WomenInScience series on Instagram. Please join us in wishing Dr. Fowler the best of luck in her new endeavors! 

Dr. Triesta Fowler

Triesta Fowler, MD

“I am truly grateful for all my experiences and career growth that has occurred during my 15 years at NICHD. It has prepared me to transition to this opportunity at NIMHD. During my time in the Office of Education, I have come to enjoy all the interactions with the fellows and undergraduate students from Howard University. I am honored to have had the opportunity to impact the trajectory of their education and career. My virtual door is always open, and I look forward to working with all of you in the future.”